Meet the Candidates for the Mayoral By-Election

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Listen to short interviews with the candidates. 

Get a sense of who the candidates are for this upcoming Richmond Hill Mayoral By-Election. And then be ready to vote between January 18 to 24!

Marj Andre, Director of interviewed the candidates.

She sent them these 5 questions ahead of time to allow them to prepare their answers.

  1. What do you believe is necessary for the city of Richmond hill to do to be prepared for probable climate crisis?
  2. How would you like to see Richmond Hill strengthen our artistic community?
  3. How best can we honour our history? Would you like to see Richmond Hill have a museum?
  4. How do we best build an Age Friendly Community?
  5. Richmond Hill is a very culturally diverse community. What do you see as the challenges and opportunities of this diversity?

They were to answer each question within two minutes.

Marj also asked “7 Fun Facts About the Candidates” questions.

  1. What is your favourite colour?
  2. What is your favourite flavour of ice cream?
  3. Have you ever driven a motorcycle?
  4. Do you ever wear socks that don’t match?
  5. What is your favourite genre of music?
  6. Can you play any musical instruments?
  7. Do you chew gum?

Ruida Tian declined and there was no response from Carmine Perrelli.





Joe would like it to be noted that he incorrectly mentioned his role as the Vice Chair of Heritage Committee.  He meant to say that he was the Vice Chair of the Heritage Centre Project Committee.